On behalf of the ACEN national board, the ACEN Awards committee are pleased to announce the following finalists for the 2022 WIL Awards. The winners will be announced at the Beyond 2022: Creating the Future with WIL conference dinner on the 24th October, 2022 in Melbourne.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!
The Local Hero Award is awarded to a partner organisation that is a small-medium enterprise (SME:0-199 employees) whose engagement with an institution through WIL and whose contribution to the WIL experience of students, is above and beyond the expectation of the size of their organisation. Local Hero award finalists are:
- DataSauce – nominated by RMIT University
- Micro X Ltd. – nominated by Flinders University
- The Society Inc by Sibella Court – nominated by Torrens University Australia
The Collaboration Award is awarded to a partner organisation that is collaborating with an institution to provide a sustained and significant contribution to WIL. Collaboration award finalists are:
- Department of Families, Fairness and Housing – nominated by LaTrobe University
- Nestle – nominated by the University of Sydney
- Thales Australia – nominated by University of Technology Sydney
The Innovation and Excellence Award recognises quality and innovative WIL practices across a diverse range of disciplines, models and methods. The publication of a WIL case study on the ACEN website constitutes a submission for the award. Innovation and Excellence Award finalists are:
- Town Camp Architecture Studio – Dr Chris Tucker, University of Newcastle, Michael Klerck, Denise Foster, Anna Flouris, and Vanessa Napaltjarri Davis, Tangentyere Council
- Griffith Tax Clinic: Engaging and assisting the community to reduce the fear of tax – Professor Brett Freudenberg and Dr Melissa Belle Isle, Griffith University
- The Marketing Clinic: Work Integrated Learning in a student-led community clinic – Vivien Chanana and Professor John Dawes, University of South Australia
Honorary Life Membership
Honorary Life membership recognises significant service and contribution to Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australia and or internationally in areas of practice, pedagogy or research.
ACEN 2022 Best Paper & Best Poster
Best Paper: Julian Lee – Internship crafting: Transposing the Concept of Job Crafting for Students undertaking WIL
Best Poster: Sarah Briant – Scoping WIL in Architecture: A Taxonomy